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In 2009, Rashard Lewis tested positive for DHEA, the same substance for which O.J. Mayo has just served a ten game suspension.
At the time, Lewis claimed his test was the result of an over-the-counter energy drink (none of the top energy drinks have DHEA in them), the same explanation Mayo is giving now.
Now, it doesn’t take a Cleveland Cavalier fan (who had just watched Rashard scorch us in the conference finals the previous year, and continued to watch him in hopes of catching him in some such scandal to somehow retroactive validate a 66-win, title-less season…huff, huff…deep breath), to realize that he hasn’t been the same player since. Not even close.
And while O.J. is younger, he does represent a similar-type player; skill-reliant while marginally athletic.
The Rashard Lewis Corollary. The RLC.
You heard it here first.